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Game Reviews

Diary of a Future President TV Poster Image
age 8+
Reflective look at go-getter's tween years is mild, sweet.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Sega Ages Shinobi Game Poster Image
age 10+
Ninja action slashes its way to Nintendo's screen.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle school, gang legend, and murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game Poster Image
age 13+
Anime adventure for fans is deep on content, light on fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Total War: Three Kingdoms - Mandate of Heaven Game Poster Image
age 15+
Prequel expansion offers chances to change Chinese history.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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The Healing Powers of Dude TV Poster Image
age 7+
Uneven comedy about anxiety encourages empathy, diversity.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Convoluted gay-identity drama drags; drug abuse, smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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VHYes Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Uneven retro comedy has lots of sex, drug humor.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Spinning Out TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Self-harm, toxic competition in compelling skating series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring profiles of black Americans in history and today.
By The Staff of the Undefeated
(2019)
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Hello Ninja TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Knee-high ninja kids save the day, learn valuable lessons.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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All the Freckles in the World Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Quirky, enjoyable coming-of-age comedy; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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Losers TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Sports docu series dependent on hit-or-miss stories.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Overcomer Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Well-made Christian drama succeeds despite stereotyping.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy hockey game has real-world teams, leagues, players.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Path of the Warrior Game Poster Image
age 13+
VR beat 'em up packs a punch with over-the-top fun.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE App Poster Image
age 15+
Martial arts action game packs a mediocre punch.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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The Toll:  Arc of a Scythe, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent sci-fi thriller finale plays masterful endgame.
By Neal Shusterman
(2019)
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Ali Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting first case for detective's middle-school son.
By James Patterson
(2019)
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